Willingham slammed the game-winning home run in the first game of the series before going hitless Tuesday. He has just seven hits in his last 54 at-bats.
Suzuki has hit safely in eight of the last nine games in which he was credited with an at-bat.
"I love what I do. I'm very passionate about what I do," Hill said. "When I don't do things the way I should be doing things, I do get a little upset. That's just because I know I'm better and I expect a lot out of myself. That has hurt me this year a little bit, looking too much into it."
Hill, though, seems to be finally turning the corner offensively. He's hit safely in seven straight games, which includes two home runs and three doubles in that span.
"He looks more relaxed at the plate," hitting coach Turner Ward said. "He looks more freed up. He's taking more of those pitches and taking them to right, and that's what's going to get him back to the other side."
Hosmer, who has been out since getting hit in the hand by a Jon Lester pitch Sunday, owns a 16-game hitting streak in which he has hit .413.
"If it was just pain, I could tolerate it," Hosmer said. "But when I grip it and try to use max strength, it just shuts down."
Almora hit .283 with a .306 on-base percentage, .406 slugging percentage and .712 OPS in the hitter-friendly Florida State League. He totaled two triples, seven home runs, 20 doubles, 50 RBI, 55 runs and six stolen bases in 89 games.
He was much improved in the second half of the season, batting .354 with two triples, five home runs, seven doubles, 20 RBI and 27 runs in 30 games after the FSL All-Star break.
What he had not done during that stretch was go deep. He launched a 433-foot solo homer in the fifth inning to give his team a short-lived 4-2 lead and now owns an impressive stat line of .332/.398/.584.
Dickerson has two hits in four of his last seven games.
Soler has only played in 29 games this season -- 22 with Tennessee -- due to a hamstring injury. But he hit .415 with a .494 on-base percentage, .862 slugging percentage and 1.355 OPS with Tennessee. He also had one triple, six home runs, nine doubles and 22 RBI.
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Gomes has been on a roll. He has 11 hits in his last 21 at-bats with two home runs and six RBI.